William Ramstein

William Ramstein

From San Francisco, William worked for Figure Technologies' capital markets blockchain trading platform, Lending Club's ABS structuring team, SoFi's BD team and Yodlee as a Sales analyst.


US-EU aircraft duopoly disputes grounding challenges China

A 17-year-old dispute between Boeing and Airbus ends in a deal unlocking billions of dollars in transatlantic commerce. The US and EU team-up to slow down Chinese commercial aviation industry. A look at European stocks as a result of the deal.


Capital expenditure bonanza on the horizon

In 2021, real investment worldwide will be a fifth higher than before the recession. By 2022, half the firms in the S&P 500 are expecting to increase capital expenditure by a tenth. Consumers have spending money, and the pandemic has initiated major structural shifts—is there a red-hot capex cycle ahead?


Klarna beating competition in the BNPL space: IPO ahead?

Spotify and Oatly are great, but the Swedes also have Klarna a service for shopping, paying, and banking, all in one place. Klarna is Europe’s most anticipated IPO right now, but why are they worth $20B more than Deutsche Bank?


Maritime shipping: implications of a structural demand shift and capacity supply crunch.

Low-cost shipping is essential to world trade, but currently jeopardized by steel prices rising, a consumer demand surging and bottlenecks adding further pressure on fragile supply chains. Is there a maritime shipping trading idea here?

TechnologySocial Media

Twitter Blue: is the subscription model worth $360M?

Twitter is right to seek out new revenues streams like a subscription model for the most prolific of users. Twitter’s desire to target tester markets like Canada and Australia to launch Twitter Blue raises some flags, but a US and European implementation could generate significant revenues.


Investing in the water thematic: Sink or Swim?

Pavan Sukhdev, a leading environmental economists said, ‘’We use nature because it is valuable—but we lose it because it is free’’. Investing in water projects and monetizing the commodity is difficult because valuing water is subject to debate—nevertheless, water stocks are worth studying as an investment.


Cosmetics sector verging on unprecedented momentum?

It is fair to assume that most of us use some sort of cosmetic or beauty product; perfume, hair gel, face cream, make-up... While it may represent a relatively small fraction of our monthly spending, the recurrence of our purchases translates into one of the biggest markets in the world today.


Tesla in China: romance or no chance?

Tesla leads the EV pack for now, but its entrance in China will not come unchallenged. In seeking out the world’s largest EV market, Tesla will face both the present and past.


Netflix and video games: noble pursuit or fool’s errand?

Netflix is reportedly looking to enter the video game business! We explore both the pros and cons of this initiative; while it is unclear if it will come to fruition, there are ways for it to work, and the market is highly lucrative.


The reasons why the Vimeo IPO flopped

Is Vimeo the first tech growth firm to see a flopped IPO? Of course not. Are they the first to seriously challenge YouTube? Yes. But to challenge Goliath when you’re David, you need to make sure you have the right weapons and strategy to do so.

FintechAfricaVenture Capital

Why African fintech venture capital is picking up steam

African incumbent banks are gatekeeping their market, but the high rate of unbanked people, and a rising number of mobile phone users foreshadows an African fintech breakaway.

SwitzerlandIndexThe Swiss Series

Swiss Stocks: record high for the SMI could just be the beginning

A newfound interest in defensive growth stocks has contributed, among other things, to a soaring Swiss Market Index (SMI). The SMI is a quality stocks trade, with potential for a softer swiss franc to juice the gains assuming a full-fledged economic recovery.


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